Torch Pilsner - Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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BA SCORE
84
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94 Reviews
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Reviews: 94
Hads: 384
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 5.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 52 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-09-2005

Torch Pilsner
A well structured, Czech-style pilsner. Torch is strong in alcohol with a rich, full finish. Good mouth feel and well-balanced Czech Saaz hops ensure that Torch is not your typical pilsner.
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.3%
Color (SRM): 3.7
Bitterness (IBUs): 35
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AVAILABILITY
Year-round
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Reviews: 94 | Hads: 384
Reviews by cyclonece09:
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3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours orange straw with little to no white head. Smells of nice grain profile, very sweet. Tastes of sweet grain, nice profile. Beer is heavily carbonated nice and smooth. Overall an above average beer. (256 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a little deeper golden color than alot of pilsners with a fluffy white head that took awhile to come down,aromas of lightly toasted grain and corn husk and very fresh.Nice and well rounded pils here a firm dry malt base holds up very nice to a lip smacking dry herbal hoppy finish very clean in the finish.A nice sturdy pilsner that is very food freindly to boot,I really enjoyed this one. (396 characters)

Photo of tbryan5
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Guden
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of avitallo
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of startreker
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Nice foamy head, that left generous lacing throughout the beer.

S. Very nice pleasing smell, reminds me of fresh made bread.

T. Lives up to what it claims. Very nicely balanced with sazz hops, and malts, that make this a pleasure to drink. Very creamy taste I might add.

M. Nice full mouth feel going on here. Not watery or overly filling, very satisfying!

O. I like this beer very much, although a bit pricey, so I would only buy this once and a while. I actually enjoy this more then Pilsner Urquell!! The balance of malts, and hops is really nice!! This is a beer, that after drinking several of them, doesn't get that awful bitter taste happening, after knocking them back all night long. That`s a huge plus in my book!!
Also proud to say, that it`s made in my home state of N.C. (838 characters)

Photo of dirtysanchez843
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light golden hued with great clarity. Just a faint wisp of foam partially covers the top. Aroma of Saaz hops and Czech lager yeast is prevalent. Mouth is crisp and refreshing. The taste is a nice gentle Saaz hop bitterness that beckons for additional sips. (256 characters)

Photo of mte1972
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of jefftuck47
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of KirkFrancis
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of dmk91
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz undated bottle served in a lager glass. This beer pours with a towering, sudsy, white head over a clear golden body with plenty of visible carbonation. The aroma is just as expected for this style, with a clear note of Saaz hops.

Flavor: also a rather typical pilsner with, perhaps. a touch more earthy hop flavor and bitterness than the average Czech version.

Medium-high carbonation but less crisp than optimal. Medium-light body.

Recommended for pilsner fans. (473 characters)

Photo of jgrachen
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Vodomagoo
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Adkins1203
3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of dcbeers
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of SMKilp
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of whitekiboko
1.5/5  rDev -59.8%

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Torch Pilsner from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
84 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.